Free from the love of money

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VERSE:
Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
— Hebrews 13:5

THOUGHT:
When the ridiculously rich John D. Rockefeller was asked “how much money is enough,” his answer was profound; he said “just a little bit more”. Discontentment is the attribute of the one who lacks that which is truly satisfying. Money makes empty promises of happiness and creates dreams that our minds can run with; however the pursuit of money is never-ending, and the craving is never satisfied. As followers of Christ, children of the Most High, possessors of the Holy Spirit, and heirs to the Kingdom of God, there is nothing that should be able to take our contentment, because the Lord is our portion. Being a Christian means that there is nothing this world has to offer that I desire if it’s not for Christ’s sake.

APPLICATION:
Be real with yourself and ask some searching questions. What do you have right now? Would you say that you have enough, or that you are in need? Are you really satisfied in Christ alone? If everything you loved in this world were stripped from you, would God’s promise of never leaving you bring you comfort or disappointment? Wrestle with those questions and ask God to reveal to you areas in your life in which you are not content.

PRAYER:
Heavenly Father, search my heart and purge out all discontentment. Help me be most satisfied in you. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!

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